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Old 08-10-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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I've seen these and really like the idea of added safety with no hanging cords. Does anyone here have them, and are they worth it?
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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We have the french doors like that and love them and would love to find the windows too, but so far can't locate a company that makes them. If I found them, I'd definitely put them in.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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We have the french doors like that and love them and would love to find the windows too, but so far can't locate a company that makes them. If I found them, I'd definitely put them in.
We just replaced all the sealed glass units in my partner's house with internal mini-blind units equipped with a perimeter extrusion that housed the controls. It was a relatively simple procedure and the cost certainly wasn't prohibitive. All we had to do in order to get them was call up our buddy who owns a window manufacturing shop (OK, it's a huge factory, but that's a topic for an other day) and his crew made them up in a week or so.

Now, I don't know if you happen to have a window manufacturer in the vet's office where you're spaying or neutering something but you probably have one somewhere else in whatever city/town you call home. So look 'em up in the phone book and make a call. It might take a little while for these guys to get the SGU perimiter (internal controls) extrusions in but once they have them your replacement, mini-blind equipped, glass units will be ready to install in short order.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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We just replaced all the sealed glass units in my partner's house with internal mini-blind units equipped with a perimeter extrusion that housed the controls. It was a relatively simple procedure and the cost certainly wasn't prohibitive. All we had to do in order to get them was call up our buddy who owns a window manufacturing shop (OK, it's a huge factory, but that's a topic for an other day) and his crew made them up in a week or so.

Now, I don't know if you happen to have a window manufacturer in the vet's office where you're spaying or neutering something but you probably have one somewhere else in whatever city/town you call home. So look 'em up in the phone book and make a call. It might take a little while for these guys to get the SGU perimiter (internal controls) extrusions in but once they have them your replacement, mini-blind equipped, glass units will be ready to install in short order.

I actually run an accounting department in a hotel, but feel like I live in the vet office, LOL!!

My town has 200 people. Not a stop light to be found, let alone window manufacturer. However, I'm sure I can find one in a neighboring town. Didn't realize you can customize that though. Excellent!!
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I have the blinds inside the glass in french doors I put in. It keeps the blinds from crashing and bouncing when you open and close the door. Also, no cleaning. I've had them 2 years and they show no signs of wear or tear. I also keep them up and out of site most of the time. They have internal magnetic controls to raise, lower and close them. I seldom use them becasue of the lack of need for privacy from where they open into.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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We have the french doors like that and love them and would love to find the windows too, but so far can't locate a company that makes them. If I found them, I'd definitely put them in.
Pella makes a replacement window with the in blind/shade feature.
Pella® Windows and Doors - Our Products - Designer Series® Between-the-Glass Fashions

Look for the Designer Series. We put them in our old house and love them! No more dusty window treatments They also have the tilt feature for easy cleaning.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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I've seen these and really like the idea of added safety with no hanging cords. Does anyone here have them, and are they worth it?
I installed double french patio doors with them. So far so good.

The only problem is that if/when one breaks, it's big bucks to get it fixed.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:48 PM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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We had a sliding patio door with them and they were super...Pella. There may be other versions now that are cheaper.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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windows with blinds between the glass you might what to check out [url=http://www.royaltechwindows.com]Home|Royal-Tech Windows|Featuring Blinds between the Glass|33 Colors|Several stain colors[/url] they have them 33 colors patio doors doors windows new construction or replacement check it out worth a look
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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Sister has them. They are awesome......the blinds never get dirty and requires no cleaning because it is between the glass.....what a great idea.
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